Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Even though we are getting closer to the end of summer there is still plenty of time left for summer family fun. Just head out to your own backyard for a day full of fun and quality time together making amazing memories. When it is time for dinner, work together as a family to create a fabulous family dinner of Grilled Panzanella Salad and Cheesy Flatbread Pizzas. Top of the … Continue Reading →
7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

Summer is still in full swing and sitting on the patio while grilling dinner and sipping a cold drink is a great way to relax and enjoy the season. Using marinades, sauces, and rubs is an easy way to change-up the same foods you are used to grilling and boost the flavor. While you can mix them up from scratch, it is even easier to get some help from McCormick … Continue Reading →
Summer Health and Safety Tips for Cats

Summer Health and Safety Tips for Cats

Yes, our cats need summer health and safety tips for their humans to follow. We change up our own habits in the summer to make sure we are healthy and we need to do the same for our family cats and family dogs. Summer is officially here and while it may be the perfect time for family trips and outdoor activities, it’s also a great time to reset and make sure … Continue Reading →
Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Dining outdoors can not only be delicious but also nutritious. Even though there are great bbq meals during the summer, not all of your meals have to be that heavy, greasy, or messy. These lighter meals can also be prepared in whole or in part ahead of time. This makes it easy to get lunch or dinner on the patio table in record time. Thanks to Family Features and culinary.net … Continue Reading →
Tips to Prepare Your Dog for the Summer Season

Tips to Prepare Your Dog for the Summer Season

Spring is a busy time, but the hotter summer approaching be sure to have a plan in place and the tools you need to prepare your family dog. My dog, Annie, loves to hang out in the yard so this is an important task for my family. With increased dangers like infectious bugs, poisonous plants and more time around water, plus the threat of heat itself, summer is an important … Continue Reading →
Keeping Summer Fun

Keeping Summer Fun

Summer is here and that means it’s time for baseball games, barbecues, camping trips and other vacations. However, it’s also a time for continued learning, whether you’re staying at home or out on the go exploring your community and beyond. Research shows that children who don’t read over the summer risk losing up to three months of important skills they obtained during the school year, and for students from economically … Continue Reading →
Gazpacho for a No Cook Summer Meal

Gazpacho for a No Cook Summer Meal

Summer is in full swing and it is H-O-T and H-U-M-I-D here in St. Louis. This means I don’t want to turn on the stove to cook but we still want something good to eat at home. Gazpacho is a chilled tomato soup that requires no cooking at all with origins in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. There are tons of different recipes for gazpacho out there and I personally … Continue Reading →
Summer Food Safety Tips and Tricks for 4th of July and All Summer Long

Summer Food Safety Tips and Tricks for 4th of July and All Summer Long

Summer food safety is critical as this weekend so many of us will be having barbecues and picnics to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. With the warm temperatures in summer it is so important to handle your food safely to prevent food-borne bacteria which loves the warm weather. None of us want to get food poisoning or have our guests get sick during the celebration. The US Centers for … Continue Reading →
Preventing the Summer Slide and Tips for a Fun and Educational Summer + Infographic

Preventing the Summer Slide and Tips for a Fun and Educational Summer + Infographic

Summer is here and I think just about all the kids are finally on summer break from school. “Summer Slide” is the term used for the kids when they lose some of what they learned in the school year over the summer break. It is well documented. It doesn’t mean that kids have to do traditional studying in the summer, but there are fun activities you can guide them towards … Continue Reading →
Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball

Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball

Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball (Family Features) Peanuts, nachos, hot dogs – all foods you’d expect to eat at the ballpark. But if you plan to enjoy baseball season from the comfort of home, it’s time to shake up your game-time menu line-up with a pork-filled twist. Check out this video, which celebrates baseball season and pork with recipes that will help make those nine innings (and whole season) … Continue Reading →